The Bionics Institute 2022 Graeme Clark Oration – a resounding success
After a two year hiatus, Australia’s most prestigious free public science event was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 12 July.
More than 800 members of the public attending to hear from international leaders in biomedical sciences and public health.
Engineering Your Heart’s Health
The event celebrated advances in health and medical research that have had an impact on people throughout the world.
Attendees were inspired by international leaders in biomedical sciences and public health including this year’s Orator, renowned international researcher Dr Natalia Trayanova., Murray B Sachs Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Trayanova explored how her interdisciplinary research team is combining biological data and AI machine learning to create ‘digital heart twins’. These virtual replicas of the heart can be used to forecast progress of heart disease, estimate the risk of adverse events; and predict treatment responses. This exciting technology aims to inform clinical decisions and improve the lives of people with heart disease.
The 2022 event program included a Women in STEMM Lunch, a Biomedical Innovation Showcase, the Oration and a Gala Dinner.
Take a look at the event highlights video on our YouTube channel, or watch the full Oration below.
Women in STEMM Lunch
The Women in STEMM Lunch is a feature of the Graeme Clark Oration event program.
Guests from across the STEMM sector came together to network and engage in a Q&A with Professor Natalia Trayanova (Johns Hopkins University) and Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Swinburne University of Technology).
The lunch fostered insightful conversations about overcoming career barriers and advancing advance gender diversity in science.
The Bionics Institute 2022 Award for Excellence in Medical Device Innovation
The winner of the 2022 Bionics Institute Award for Excellence in Medical Device Innovation was Professor Rodney Lane.
Professor Lane is a Senior Vascular Surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital and is recognised for his numerous vascular research projects over the past 25 plus years, with the majority focusing on novel Bioengineering approaches
The annual Bionics Institute Award for Excellence in Medical Device Innovation recognises an Australian individual who, through innovation, has made a significant impact on the medical device ecosystem with the aim of improving human health.
To celebrate the achievements of Professor Lane, the Innovation award was presented at the Bionics Institute 2022 Graeme Clark Oration Dinner in Melbourne on 12 July, with a $5000 prize and associated publicity.